Fire Safety

Fire Danger Rating



The coastal fire centre has announced the open fire Prohibitions. They are set to start at noon on Friday the 17th of may. They will prohibit category 2 fires (backyard burn piles) and Category 3 fires (larger slash piles). For more information, please see the link below.

Richard Carlson



What the danger class ratings mean

Low: Fires may start easily and spread quickly but there will be minimal involvement of deeper fuel layers or larger fuels.

Moderate: Forest fuels are drying and there is an increased risk of surface fires starting. Carry out any forest activities with caution.

High: Forest fuels are very dry and the fire risk is serious. New fires may start easily, burn vigorously, and challenge fire suppression efforts. Extreme caution must be used in any forest activities. Open burning and industrial activities may be restricted.

Extreme: Extremely dry forest fuels and the fire risk is very serious. New fires will start easily, spread rapidly, and challenge fire suppression efforts. General forest activities may be restricted, including open burning, industrial activities and campfires.


The full details can be seen here


Denman fire has a good, plain language explanation.